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· Gouden Ganzenveerlaureaat 2018: Antjie Krog · Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems by Robin Coste Lewis · ‘Riskante relaties’, nieuwe vertaling van Martin de Haan van Les Liaisons dangereuses van Pierre Ambroise Choderlos de Laclos · Selected Poems of Malcolm Lowry · Ein fantastischer Blick auf die Welt: Der aspekte-Literaturpreis 2017 geht an Juliana Kálnay · David Lagercrantz: The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye · Daniel Kane: “Do You Have a Band?”. Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City · Jhumpa Lahiri: In Other Words · Camille Laurens: La petite danseuse de quatorze ans · David Keenan: This Is Memorial Device · Sleeping Beauties. A Novel by Stephen King and Owen King · Laurie LANGENBACH: Brieven, dagboeken en een geheime liefde

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Gouden Ganzenveerlaureaat 2018: Antjie Krog

De Academie De Gouden Ganzenveer kent de Gouden Ganzenveer 2018 toe aan de Zuid-Afrikaanse dichteres Antjie Krog.

Gerdi Verbeet, Academievoorzitter De Gouden Ganzenveer maakte afgelopen zaterdag de laureaat bekend in het radioprogramma De Taalstaat. De Academie De Gouden Ganzenveer eert Krog als een bijzondere en veelzijdige dichteres, als een uitzonderlijk integer schrijfster en journaliste, en als een begenadigd performer van haar eigen werk.

De prijsuitreiking vindt plaats op donderdag 19 april a.s. in Amsterdam. Een weerslag van deze bijeenkomst wordt vastgelegd in een speciale uitgave, die in de loop van het jaar zal verschijnen.

De Academie, een initiatief van het bestuur van stichting De Gouden Ganzenveer, kent jaarlijks deze culturele prijs toe. De leden zijn afkomstig uit de wereld van cultuur, wetenschap, politiek en het bedrijfsleven. Met deze onderscheiding wil de Academie het geschreven en gedrukte woord in het Nederlands taalgebied onder de aandacht brengen.

Voorgaande laureaten zijn Arnon Grunberg, Xandra Schutte, Geert Mak, David Van Reybrouck, Ramsey Nasr, Annejet van der Zijl, Remco Campert, Joke van Leeuwen, Adriaan van Dis, Joost Zwagerman, Tom Lanoye, Peter van Straaten, Maria Goos, Kees van Kooten, Jan Blokker en Michaël Zeeman.

Uitgebreide informatie is te vinden op www.goudenganzenveer.nl

De Zuid-Afrikaanse Antjie Krog (1952) is een gelauwerd dichter, schrijver en academicus. Krog debuteerde in 1970 op achttienjarige leeftijd met de dichtbundel Dogter van Jefta. Inmiddels is ze uitgegroeid tot een van de belangrijkste dichters van Zuid-Afrika.

Haar poëzie is persoonlijk, zintuiglijk en sterk geëngageerd: Krog dicht over het moederschap en het ouder worden, maar ook over de diepe verbondenheid en de worsteling met de ongelijkheid en het racisme in haar land. Krog kreeg bekendheid in Nederland door haar vele optredens bij Poetry International, de Nacht van de Poëzie en het festival Winternachten. Talrijke poëzieliefhebbers raakten in de ban van haar ongewone, ontroerende en klankrijke poëzie.

In 1999 publiceerde uitgeverij Atlas een bloemlezing uit haar werk onder de titel Om te kan asemhaal. Daarna zijn haar dichtbundels bij uitgeverij Podium verschenen. Zij schreef ook proza, bijvoorbeeld Country of my Skull (in het Nederlands: De kleur van je hart, 1998/2000), toneelstukken en non-fictie. De roman Mond vol glas van Henk van Woerden en het toneelstuk Mamma Medea van Tom Lanoye vertaalde zij van het Nederlands naar het Afrikaans.

Antjie Krog is buitengewoon hoogleraar Letteren en Filosofie aan de Universiteit van de Westkaap. Haar werk is veelvuldig bekroond, onder andere met de prestigieuze Hertzogprijs, de Reina Prinsen Geerligsprijs, de Pringle Award, de Alan Paton Award. Op donderdag 19 april a.s. neemt zij de Gouden Ganzenveer 2018 in ontvangst.

Laureaat Gouden Ganzenveer 2018: Antjie Krog
foto: Karina Turok

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Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems by Robin Coste Lewis

Now in paperback, this National Book Award-winning debut poetry collection is a meditation on the black female figure through time.

Robin Coste Lewis’s electrifying collection is a triptych that begins and ends with lyric poems meditating on the roles desire and race play in the construction of the self.

In the center of the collection is the title poem, “Voyage of the Sable Venus,” an amazing narrative made up entirely of titles of artworks from ancient times to the present–titles that feature or in some way comment on the black female figure in Western art.

Bracketed by Lewis’s own autobiographical poems, “Voyage” is a tender and shocking meditation on the fragmentary mysteries of stereotype, juxtaposing our names for things with what we actually see and know. A new understanding of biography and the self, this collection questions just where, historically, do ideas about the black female figure truly begin–five hundred years ago, five thousand, or even longer? And what role did art play in this ancient, often heinous story?

Here we meet a poet who adores her culture and the beauty to be found within it. Yet she is also a cultural critic alert to the nuances of race and desire–how they define us all, including her own sometimes painful history.

Lewis’s book is a thrilling aesthetic anthem to the complexity of race–a full embrace of its pleasure and horror, in equal parts.

Robin Coste Lewis, the winner of the National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus, is the poet laureate of Los Angeles. She is writer-in-residence at the University of Southern California, as well as a Cave Canem fellow and a fellow of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities. She received her BA from Hampshire College, her MFA in poetry from New York University, an MTS in Sanskrit and comparative religious literature from the Divinity School at Harvard University, and a PhD in poetry and visual studies from the University of Southern California. Lewis was born in Compton, California; her family is from New Orleans.

Voyage of the Sable Venus
and Other Poems
By Robin Coste Lewis
Paperback
$19.95
Published by Knopf
Nov. 2017
176 Page
ISBN 9781101911204

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‘Riskante relaties’, nieuwe vertaling van Martin de Haan van Les Liaisons dangereuses van Pierre Ambroise Choderlos de Laclos

‘Wie zou er niet huiveren bij de gedachte aan alle ellende die één riskante relatie kan veroorzaken?’

Vicomte de Valmont, een geduchte libertijn, heeft net het plan opgevat om de kuise, vrome présidente de Tourvel te verleiden. Maar dan stelt marquise de Merteuil, zijn bondgenote in het kwaad, hem een ander doelwit voor: de piepjonge Cécile Volanges, met wier aanstaande echtgenoot beiden een appeltje te schillen hebben. Dat loopt niet goed af.

Pierre Ambroise Choderlos de Laclos
Choderlos de Laclos was een geboren avonturier. Hij koos voor een militaire loopbaan, maar die bracht hem slechts een saai garnizoensleven. In zijn vrije tijd schreef hij, onder meer poëzie en libretto’s. Het succes kwam in 1782, met de verschijning van Les liaisons dangereuses.

Auteur: Pierre Ambroise Choderlos de Laclos
Les Liaisons dangereuses
Riskante relaties
Vertaler: Martin de Haan
Uitgeverij: De Arbeiderspers
Hardcover
Nederlands
470 pagina’s
ISBN-13 9789029588874
ISBN-10 902958887X
Prijs: € 34,99
Publicatiedatum: 28-11-2017

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Selected Poems of Malcolm Lowry

First published by City Lights in 1962 and long out of print, Selected Poems of Malcolm Lowry is the only comprehensive selection of his poetry to be published in the U.S., and it remains the perfect introduction to his extensive poetic canon.

Edited by Lowry’s good friend, renowned Canadian poet Earle Birney, with the assistance of his widow, Margerie Lowry, the selection includes extraordinary poems written during Lowry’s stay in Mexico, many of which are closely related to his landmark novel.

“These poems would be worth keeping in print, if for no other reason, for their illuminations of Under the Volcano: ‘See mind’s petal / torn from a good tree, but where shall it settle / But in the last darkness and at the end?’ Sometimes, as the images of “For Under the Volcano,” they become ‘palm-of-the-hand’ versions of that masterpiece. Lowry is a poet of struggle—with life, and with the creative process. Here are his struggle’s fruits: guilt, alcoholism, hopeless, self-deriding quest for salvation, which seems to be love, and, above all, self-destruction—but always accomplished with self-knowledge, enriched (in order to further torment itself) with compassion for all the beings that the poet, and us with him, are failing. His words are always sad and often beautiful.” –– William T. Vollmann

Malcolm Lowry (1909–1957) was a British novelist and poet whose masterpiece Under the Volcano is widely hailed as one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century. Born near Liverpool, England, Lowry grew up in a prominent, wealthy family and chafed under the expectations placed upon him by parents and boarding school. He wrote passionately on the themes of exile and despair, and his own wanderlust and erratic lifestyle made him an icon to later generations of writers.

Title Selected Poems of Malcolm Lowry
Subtitle Pocket Poets Series Number 17
Author Malcolm Lowry
Preface by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Introduction by Earle A. Birney
Edited by Earle A. Birney
Collection City Lights Pocket Poets
Publisher City Lights Publishers
Paperback – $13.95
118 pages
ISBN-10 0872867293
ISBN-13 9780872867291
Publication in March 2017

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Ein fantastischer Blick auf die Welt: Der aspekte-Literaturpreis 2017 geht an Juliana Kálnay

“Wie viel Leben steckt in vier Wänden? Welche Erinnerungen haften an Böden, Fenstern und Türen?

Wer in einer Wohnung lebt, lebt immer auch in einem Erinnerungsort, in einem Geschichtsraum. Und wenn schon eine Wohnung so viel Geschichten bietet, was hat dann erst ein ganzes Haus zu sagen? In ihrem Debütroman „Eine kurze Chronik des allmählichen Verschwindens“ ringt Juliana Kálnay um einen anderen, einen fantastischen Blick auf die Welt. Ein Mann wird zu einem Baum, eine alte Frau spürt wie sich die Räume bei Kälte zusammenziehen, ein ganzes Haus lebt unter dem Gesetz des Unwirklichen. In feinen, leicht verschwommenen Vignetten erzählt Kálnay auf den Spuren des magischen Realismus vom Wundern und Träumen dieser Hausbewohner. Es ist ein Buch, in dem man sich herrlich verlieren kann. Und das große Lust macht auf die Welt des Surrealen.”

So begründet die Jury – Jana Hensel (Autorin), Ursula März (Die Zeit), Daniel Fiedler (Redaktionsleiter ZDF Kultur Berlin) Simon Strauß (FAZ) und Volker Weidermann (Das Literarische Quartett, Der Spiegel – ihre Entscheidung.

Juliana Kálnay erzählt mit Aberwitz und aus vielen Perspektiven, es ist ein Stimmengewirr, ein Puzzle, das sich nach und nach zu einem dichten Bild fügt. Die Charaktere – Bewohner eines rätselhaften Hauses – versuchen, sich einen Reim auf die Dinge des Lebens zu machen, sich selbst und die anderen zu verstehen, tappen aber oft im Dunklen. Kálnays magischer Realismus hält die Handlung in der Schwebe, ohne ins Phantastische abzuheben, das Haus verbindet alle Elemente im Roman.

Der aspekte-Literaturpreis wird in diesem Jahr zum 39. Mal vergeben. Er ist mit 10.000 Euro dotiert und die bedeutendste Auszeichnung für deutschsprachige Erstlingsprosa. Die Preisverleihung findet am Donnerstag, 12. Oktober 2017, 11:30 Uhr im Rahmen der Frankfurter Buchmesse auf dem Blauen Sofa am ZDF-Stand statt.

Juliana Kálnay, geboren 1988 in Hamburg, wuchs zunächst in Köln und dann in Málaga auf. Sie veröffentlichte in deutsch- und spanischsprachigen Anthologien und Zeitschriften und erhielt das Arbeitsstipendium Literatur der Kulturstiftung des Landes Schleswig-Holstein 2016. Sie lebt und schreibt in Kiel. »Eine kurze Chronik des allmählichen Verschwindens« ist ihr erster Roman.

Juliana Kálnay
Eine kurze Chronik des allmählichen Verschwindens
Quartbuch. 2017
192 Seiten. 13 x 21 cm.
Gebunden mit Schutzumschlag
Buch €20,–
ISBN 978-3-8031-3284-0
Klaus Wagenbach Verlag
(www.wagenbach.de)

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David Lagercrantz: The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

From the author of the #1 international best seller The Girl in the Spider’s Web: the new book in the Millennium series, which began with Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo, the brilliant hacker, the obstinate outsider, the volatile seeker of justice for herself and others—even she has never been able to uncover the most telling facts of her traumatic childhood, the secrets that might finally, fully explain her to herself. Now, when she sees a chance to uncover them once and for all, she enlists the help of Mikael Blomkvist, the editor of the muckraking, investigative journal Millennium. And she will let nothing stop her—not the Islamists she enrages by rescuing a young woman from their brutality; not the prison gang leader who passes a death sentence on her; not the deadly reach of her long-lost twin sister, Camilla; and not the people who will do anything to keep buried knowledge of a sinister pseudoscientific experiment known only as The Registry. Once again, Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist, together, are the fierce heart of a thrilling full-tilt novel that takes on some of the most insidious problems facing the world at this very moment.

David Lagercrantz was born in 1962 and is an acclaimed author and journalist. He has written numerous biographies (including the internationally best-selling I Am Zlatan Ibrahimović, for which he was the ghostwriter) and four novels, including Fall of Man in Wilmslow, and the #1 best-selling The Girl in the Spider’s Web.

“Lagercrantz’s excellent second contribution to Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series [is a] complicated, fascinating mystery.” Publisher’s Weekly

The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye
A Lisbeth Salander novel,
continuing Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series
By David Lagercrantz
Suspense & Thriller – Crime Mysteries

Paperback
Sep 12, 2017
512 Pages

Hardcover
Sep 12, 2017
368 Pages

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Daniel Kane: “Do You Have a Band?”. Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City

During the late 1960s, throughout the 1970s, and into the 1980s, New York City poets and musicians played together, published each other, and inspired one another to create groundbreaking art.

In “Do You Have a Band?”, Daniel Kane reads deeply across poetry and punk music to capture this compelling exchange and its challenge to the status of the visionary artist, the cultural capital of poetry, and the lines dividing sung lyric from page-bound poem.

Kane reveals how the new sounds of proto-punk and punk music found their way into the poetry of the 1960s and 1970s downtown scene, enabling writers to develop fresh ideas for their own poetics and performance styles. Likewise, groups like The Fugs and the Velvet Underground drew on writers as varied as William Blake and Delmore Schwartz for their lyrics. Drawing on a range of archival materials and oral interviews, Kane also shows how and why punk musicians drew on and resisted French Symbolist writing, the vatic resonance of the Beat chant, and, most surprisingly and complexly, the New York Schools of poetry. In bringing together the music and writing of Richard Hell, Patti Smith, and Jim Carroll with readings of poetry by Anne Waldman, Eileen Myles, Ted Berrigan, John Giorno, and Dennis Cooper, Kane provides a fascinating history of this crucial period in postwar American culture and the cultural life of New York City.

Daniel Kane is reader in English and American literature at the University of Sussex in Brighton. His books include We Saw the Light: Conversations Between the New American Cinema and Poetry (2009) and All Poets Welcome: The Lower East Side Poetry Scene in the 1960s (2003).

Title Do You Have a Band?
Subtitle Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City
Author Daniel Kane
Publisher Columbia University Press
Title First Published 25 July 2017
Format Paperback
ISBN-10 0231162979
ISBN-13 9780231162975
Publication Date 25 July 2017
Main content page count 296
Weight 16 oz.
Paperback – $30.00
296 Pages

Daniel Kane: Do You Have a Band?”: Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City
from Columbia University Press

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Jhumpa Lahiri: In Other Words

In Other Words is a revelation. It is at heart a love story of a long and sometimes difficult courtship, and a passion that verges on obsession: that of a writer for another language.

For Jhumpa Lahiri, that love was for Italian, which first captivated and capsized her during a trip to Florence after college. Although Lahiri studied Italian for many years afterwards, true mastery had always eluded her.

Seeking full immersion, she decided to move to Rome with her family, for ‘a trial by fire, a sort of baptism’ into a new language and world. There, she began to read and to write – initially in her journal – solely in Italian. In Other Words, an autobiographical work written in Italian, investigates the process of learning to express oneself in another language, and describes the journey of a writer seeking a new voice.

Presented in a dual-language format, this is a wholly original book about exile, linguistic and otherwise, written with an intensity and clarity not seen since Vladimir Nabokov: a startling act of self-reflection and a provocative exploration of belonging and reinvention.

“A writer of formidable powers and great depth of feeling” – Observer

Jhumpa Lahiri was born in London and raised in Rhode Island. Her debut collection of stories, Interpreter of Maladies, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the PEN/Hemingway Award,The New Yorker Debut of the Year, and an Addison M. Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. It was an international bestseller, translated into more than thirty languages. Her first novel, The Namesake, was a New York Times Notable Book, a Los Angeles TimesBook Prize finalist, and selected as one of the best books of the year by USA Today and Entertainment Weekly, among other publications. Her second collection, Unaccustomed Earth, was a New York Times Book Review,Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Time, and People Magazine Best Book of the Year, a finalist for the Story Prize, and winner of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Her most recent book is her second novel,The Lowland (published September 2013).
A recipient of Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2012. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two children.

Jhumpa Lahiri writes: Essays & Journalism, Biography & Memoir, General Fiction, Short Stories

She is author of : In Other Words, The Clothing of Books, The Lowland, Only Goodness, Unaccustomed Earth

In Other Words
By Jhumpa Lahiri
Translator: Ann Goldstein
Publ.: 09-02-2017
Paperback
Edition: 1st
256 pag.
ISBN: 9781408866139
Imprint: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Dim.: 198 x 129 mm

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Camille Laurens: La petite danseuse de quatorze ans

Who was the model for Edouard Degas’s world renowned sculpture of a ballet dancer? Camille Laurens embarks on a meticulous and sensitive enquiry.

Degas’s “Little Ballerina” has always been a presence for Camille Laurens. Here the novelist tells the story of the sculpture which has been exhibited in Paris, London, New York, Washington, Chicago, Copenhage, Dresden… but few know the identity of the model.

She looks into the childhood of Marie Van Goethem, born to Belgian parents, with an older sister who ended up as a courtesan, a younger sister who became a ballet teacher and a mother who died on the very premises of the Paris Opera. Dancing and prostitution. Revolution and the art world. Quite unintentionally, Marie would become one of the most discussed models, and was described as a “monkey” at the 1881 Salon des Indépendants exhibition.

How did Degas dare to make something beautiful of such an ugly child? And what mysterious connection was there between Degas and his subject, given that he kept the wax sculpture in his studio his whole life and never exhibited it? This enquiry ultimately leads Camille Laurens to a more personal quest.

Novelist, essayist and academic Camille Laurens has published some twenty books. In 2000, Dans ces bras-là won the Prix Fémina and the Prix Renaudot des Lycéens, and was translated into thirty languages. Her latest novel Who You Think I Am (Gallimard, 2016 / Other Press 2017) sold 50,000 copies in France.

La petite danseuse de quatorze ans
Camille Laurens
(Degas’s little ballerina by Camille Laurens)
Collection: La Bleue
Éditions Stock Paris
Parution: 01/09/2017
176 pages
Format:140 x 216 mm
EAN: 9782234069282
Prix:  €17.50

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David Keenan: This Is Memorial Device

This Is Memorial Device, the debut novel by David Keenan, is a love letter to the small towns of Lanarkshire in the west of Scotland in the late 1970s and early 80s as they were temporarily transformed by the endless possibilities that came out of the freefall from punk rock.

It follows a cast of misfits, drop-outs, small town visionaries and would-be artists and musicians through a period of time where anything seemed possible, a moment where art and the demands it made were as serious as your life. At its core is the story of Memorial Device, a mythic post-punk group that could have gone all the way were it not for the visionary excess and uncompromising bloody-minded belief that served to confirm them as underground legends.

Written in a series of hallucinatory first-person eye-witness accounts that capture the prosaic madness of the time and place, heady with the magic of youth recalled, This Is Memorial Device combines the formal experimentation of David Foster Wallace at his peak circa Brief Interviews With Hideous Men with moments of delirious psychedelic modernism, laugh out loud bathos, and tender poignancy.

‘Beautifully believable and appallingly sad . . . One of the most acute, affecting and aphoristic novels of recent years . . . A hallucinatory and haunting vision.’ Guardian

David Keenan is the author of England’s Hidden Reverse: A Secret History of the Esoteric Underworld and a senior critic on The Wire.

David Keenan:
This Is Memorial Device
ISBN 9780571330836
Format Paperback
Published 02/02/2017
Length 304 pages, £14.99
Publisher: Faber & Faber

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Sleeping Beauties. A Novel by Stephen King and Owen King

In this spectacular father/son collaboration, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place… The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain? Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King.

Sleeping Beauties
A Novel
by Stephen King and Owen King
hardcover
Scribner publisher
720 pages
ISBN 9781501163401
September 2017
List Price $32.50

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Laurie LANGENBACH: Brieven, dagboeken en een geheime liefde

Laurie Langenbach (1947-1984) was een veelzijdige persoonlijkheid: ze schreef over popmuziek en mode in bladen als Hitweek en Aloha, richtte de feministische beweging ‘Woman Power’ op en had relaties met Armand, de Griekse zanger Vangelis en de Amsterdamse ‘outsider’ Wally Tax.

In 1977 debuteerde ze als schrijfster met Geheime liefde, waarin ze haar obsessie voor een onbekende ‘hij’ verwoordde. Die ‘hij’ bleek schaker Jan Timman te zijn.

Met haar persoonlijke bekentenisliteratuur – nieuw in de jaren zeventig, de recensenten waren niet mild – had Laurie Langenbach een eigen stem. Door haar vroege dood heeft ze nooit kunnen aantonen of ze daadwerkelijk de Nederlandse Virginia Woolf kon worden, zoals Heere Heeresma haar ooit voorspelde.

Rutger Vahl stelde uit Lauries nalatenschap deze verzameling niet eerder gepubliceerde dagboeknotities en brieven samen, aangevuld met haar roman Geheime liefde.

Auteur: Laurie Langenbach
Brieven, dagboeken en een geheime liefde
Uitgeverij: De Arbeiderspers, Amsterdam
NUR: 321
Paperback, 2017
ISBN: 9789029511827
Prijs: € 27,99

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